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Practice Like Jordan Spieth: Leap Frog

Cameron McCormick, swing coach to PGA Pro Jordan Spieth, teaches you how to control your putts with precision accuracy.

Released on 6/16/2016

Credits

Starring: Cameron McCormick

Transcript

00:00
The first tee is 10 (mumbles) ...
00:02
(snaps fingers)
00:06
Leave one short, start again.
00:08
(rock music)
00:18
This game is called leap frog, the objective?
00:20
Putt balls progressively into the area
00:23
defined by the two tees in front of me.
00:24
The first tee is 10 foot away from my starting location,
00:27
the second tee is 20 foot away from my starting location.
00:30
Each ball, again, has to be progressively further
00:33
into that area.
00:34
Leave one short, start all over again.
00:39
There's one.
00:45
There's two.
00:50
There's three.
00:56
There's four.
01:02
Five, and let's see if I can squeeze a sixth one
01:05
into that last foot remaining.
01:13
And there's six.
01:15
Most often, when I do this exercise with Jordan
01:17
in that 10 foot area, I've seen him get
01:19
10, 11, maybe even 12 balls into that area,
01:22
and we actually have to make it more difficult,
01:24
and the way we do that is just by moving back
01:26
our starting point, so we're putting to
01:28
that first tee being 30, and that second tee
01:31
being 40 feet away.
01:32
So as you get really good at this,
01:33
just move back your starting location
01:35
to make it more challenging.
01:36
You'll know instantaneously as soon as you've hit that putt
01:39
whether it's gonna travel your intended distance
01:41
meaning past that previous ball.
01:43
That's called error detection, and that's a skill
01:46
that the best putters in the world most definitely have,
01:48
and it's a skill that you yourself, by doing this exercise,
01:50
can certainly develop.
01:52
(rock music)
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